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#1 Razorwing

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:04

My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S2 and she has problem typing texts out on the stock IM/SMS app. What happens is that when she presses the space bar, it erases her entire message. Any thoughts guys? It's getting annoying, even for me to recieve txts without spaces. Will a new 3rd party App like Handcent SMS fix the problem?


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#2 Jeston

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:03

Couldn't hurt to try a new SMS app like Handcent or a new keyboard like Swype or Swiftkey. It'll at least help you narrow down the problem.

#3 OP Razorwing

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 13:13

Have you guys heard of this problem before? I couldn't find any solutions online. I'll try and get her to use Handcent, and hope the bug/glitch is fixed.

#4 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 13:24

Have you guys heard of this problem before? I couldn't find any solutions online. I'll try and get her to use Handcent, and hope the bug/glitch is fixed.


Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.

#5 OP Razorwing

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 13:44

Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.


I"ll need to ask her. But I also mention the phone being charged thing as well. I'll let you guys know when I have an update.

#6 OP Razorwing

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 18:28

Ok she says it suddenly comes and goes. It doesn't matter if it's charging or not charging it always randomly happens. It's not only in messaging, it happens everywhere when she uses the keyboard.

#7 shakey

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 18:35

Razor, ask if she wouldn't mind giving her email out to me... because if she doesn't, I'll send her my swiftkey apk and she can see if it is the input keyboard messing it up. Swiftkey is the best keyboard out imho.
If she doesn't mind, PM me man.
Or send me your email, and I'll email it to you.

#8 tsupersonic

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 18:57

Silly question is this ALL the time? There is a pretty common bug with android that affects keyboards when the phone is being charged, I end up having to take mine off charge if I want to type anything.

I think that is a big generalization, because I have never heard of this bug, and I have tried many Android phones. If it is a problem, it's not widespread, and limited to a few devices. Otherwise we would have heard about it.

#9 KKoo

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 19:02

Doesn't fix the problem, but with the latest version of SwiftKey, you can type messages without having to press the spacebar key. It'll automatically detect where spaces should be added

#10 Detection

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 19:06

Plenty of custom ROMs out there for the SII

#11 +Advancer

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 19:14

Has she tried turning it off and on again? ;)

#12 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:44

I think that is a big generalization, because I have never heard of this bug, and I have tried many Android phones. If it is a problem, it's not widespread, and limited to a few devices. Otherwise we would have heard about it.


I've had the bug on my Xperia S (ICS Stock and Cyanogen) and Xperia Arc (GB), friend has it on Xperia P (GB). It's also mentioned on other forums for other phones, the issue is when using third party chargers/leads it seems they can overcharge and cause issues.

http://forums.androi...g-keyboard.html

http://forums.androi...e-charging.html

http://www.droidxfor...ging-issue.html

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:01

This might sound silly, but is it possible when pressing the space key, she's actually also hitting the home key at the same time?

#14 UKDarkJedi

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:59

I would definitely try another keyboard first, you can get a 30 day trial of swiftkey off the play store https://play.google....ture=nav_result

#15 smith.s

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:43

Factory Reset your device.